new Delhi. Work is being done to make Indian Railways stronger not only in terms of passengers and freight but also in terms of revenue. Modi government (Modi Government) before coming to power where the average capital investment (Average capital investment) used to be only Rs 45,980 crore, which has been doubled by the Modi government in the first term. Not only this, a record investment of Rs 2,45,800 crore has been made in the current financial year 2021-22, expanding it on a large scale in the second term.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav (Ashwini Vaishnav) recently in Parliament Budget In response to a question in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session, it has been informed that in 2009-2014, the average capital investment was Rs 45,980 crore. And it is a fact that PM Narendra Modi has doubled it as Rs 99,511 crore in 2014-19.
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While apprising the House, the Railway Minister also said that the government did not stop only on this but was extended in 2019-20, 2020-21. A record investment of Rs 2,45,800 crore has been made in the current financial year 2021-22. He has also said that now how the railways increase it further, it depends on its hard work.
Estimated loading in excess of 1,400 million tonnes
The Railway Minister also told that for the first time in 70 years, Railways has increased its share in cargo. The loading was 1,052 million tonnes in 2014, which is expected to increase to more than 1,400 million tonnes this year. China, US, Russia, which are top loading countries. At the same time, today the Indian Railways is coming almost equivalent to the US.
800 crore passengers do rail travel every year
The Railway Minister says that Indian Railways has a huge network. There are a total of one crore families in the railways. Due to this, today railways transfer about 800 crore passengers in a year. At the same time, there is about 1400 million tonnes of cargo (1400 million tonnes of cargo). That is, there is a revenue of two lakh crores and this time there is a provision of capital investment of about 2.5 lakh crores in the budget.
Target of 3 thousand million tonnes of cargo in the next ten years
He told about the vision of Indian Railways for the next ten years that a large population of the country travels by rail. In such a situation, working on the expectations of the public, we should increase the capacity to carry thousand crore passengers in the next ten years. At the same time, the target is to increase the loading of more than 1,400 million tonnes to 3,000 million tonnes of cargo.
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